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Ian regains hurricane strength as storm moves towards Carolinas – National
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Ian regains hurricane strength as storm moves towards Carolinas – National

A revived Hurricane Ian set its sights on South Carolina’s coast Friday and the historic city of Charleston, with forecasters predicting a storm surge and floods after the megastorm caused catastrophic damage in Florida and left people trapped in their homes. With all of South Carolina’s coast under a hurricane warning, a steady stream of vehicles left Charleston on Thursday, many likely heeding officials’ warnings to seek higher ground. Storefronts were sandbagged to ward off high water levels in an area prone to inundation.Along the Battery area at the southern tip of the 350-year-old city’s peninsula, locals and tourists alike took selfies against the choppy backdrop of whitecaps in Charleston Harbor as palm trees bent in gusty wind. Read more: Hurricanes Ian, Fi...
Hurricane Ian: Canadians in Florida hunker down as storm lashes state – National
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Hurricane Ian: Canadians in Florida hunker down as storm lashes state – National

Summer Willett stocked up on food, water and other basic supplies as she prepared to ride out hurricane Ian at her in-laws’ home in Florida. The Cornwall, Ont., woman travelled south recently to spend a couple of months with family in Palm Beach, Fla., but her visit took an unexpected turn as the hurricane, which hit Florida’s west coast on Wednesday, moved across the state.The 26-year-old was out getting supplies Wednesday in preparation for the major storm.“We’re buying water and canned food and flashlights and stuff like that,” she said in a phone interview.“We’re going to do our best to stay inside and keep safe …. But we’re not leaving as of now. We’re going to be in the house until the storm passes.” Read more: ‘Historic’ Hurricane Ian rips through Florida aft...